The Washington Redskins have selected Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk at pick number 186 of the sixth round. The Redskins didn’t have a huge need at running back with Alfred Morris entrenched as the starter and Roy Helu Jr. playing well as the third down back. But the Redskins didn’t really have a scatback type of runner, and Seastrunk brings that.
Here’s my evaluation:
Lache Seastrunk has home run hitting ability. He has good speed and is capable of making the big play at any time. Although he didn’t catch the ball much at Baylor, the Redskins will use him as a receiver out of the backfield, and he can also help the Redskins on special teams as a kick returner as well.
Seastrunk is not a very big running back at 5’10, 201, and he has had issues with injuries in college. He’s not a workhorse type of running back, and initially will more than likely only be used as a change of pace or situational kind of back.
I’ll have more analysis on the Redskins selection of Lache Seastrunk shortly.